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1st Gen Shimano Bar End Shifters "finger tip control"

Old 02-24-22, 07:15 AM
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1st Gen Shimano Bar End Shifters "finger tip control"

** No longer for sale** Nice set of 1st gen Shimano bar end shifters with internal return spring. These came off a bike with very little use.






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How do these compare feel-wise with the classic Suntour ratcheting bar ends?
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Originally Posted by Brewsmith View Post
How do these compare feel-wise with the classic Suntour ratcheting bar ends?
Totally different. They really don't have any feel. You move the lever and the bike shifts. That's it. Very smooth. My kind of shifter. I have around 5 bikes with them. If you're looking for lots of feedback like the Suntours, stick with the Suntours.

Are you old enough to have watched 'I Dream Of Jeannie?" That's how they shift. You move the lever like when Jeannie blinks, and it shifts. I'm in the minority, but they feel like driving a Cadillac/Lincoln. The Suntours on the other hand, feel like driving an old farm truck or tractor. That's just me.

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As stated above they donít have the ratchet function and the return spring always has them wanting to be fully open, helping to pull the derailleur, and you set the bolt tension to hold it in place.
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